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We invite you to join SPRAT's mission to "Empower the Impoverished. Through Rational Action. Together." The opportunities for membership category range from a virtual membership, requiring only on-line registration, to patron members requiring a recurring donation and receiving voting rights and other benefits. Any individual willing to associate with SPRAT can become a member of SRAT, subject to the discression of our governors. We invite you to consult the table below to find your most compatible membership category. At very least we welcome you as a virtual member by {registering now}.
 

Extracted from the Charter as of March 12, 2003
CategoryEligibilityFees [Admission, Annual, Life]Privileges / Terms
VIRTUAL MEMBERS Any individual residing anywhere in the world Nil Only electronic registration.A temporary form of association with the Society. No physical records and voting rights. Occasional concessions at Society's discretion in workshop fees etc.
ASSOCIATE MEMBERS[Also known as Temporary Members] Individuals, firms, bodies corporate and other entities Admittance Fee = Rs. 10/-Annual fee = Rs. 10/- payable for 9 years together Concessions for library usage, seminar fees etc. No voting rightsMay apply for Ordinary Membership in due course
ORDINARY MEMBERS Any sane adult, individual, Sole proprietor [in his personal name] Admittance Fee = Rs. 50/- Annual fee = Rs. 100/-. Full-fledged membership of Society.One vote per Member
PATRON MEMBERS Individuals eligible for Ordinary Membership making a contribution of Rs. 5,000/- or more, as shown below in addition to normal fee Admittance Fee = Rs. 100/-Plus Contribution as shown below All the benefits of Ordinary Membership plus certain special privileges as shown against the sub-categories shown below.
PATRON MEMBERS
[Sub-categories]
Patron Donor XY[Such as 5K, 25K, 5L, 1M] A one-time contribution, in rounded thousands, of Rs. 5,000/- or more. A Gratitude Letter and SPRAT's Advance Fee Coupons for 10% of sum received from time to time. Voting Rights proportionate to corpus received till previous year-end
Patron Supporter XY[Such as 5K, 25K, 1L] A one-time contribution of Rs. 5,000/- plus a commitment to make an annual contribution, in rounded thousands, of Rs. XY A Gratitude Letter and SPRAT's Advance Fee Coupons for 10% of sums received from time to time. Voting Rights proportionate to corpus received till previous year-end
Patron Maintainer XY[Such as 5H, 1K, 5K, 1L] A one-time contribution of Rs. 5,000/- plus a commitment to make a monthly contribution of Rs. XY A Gratitude Letter and SPRAT's Advance Fee Coupons for 10% of sums received from time to time. Voting Rights proportionate to corpus received till previous year-end
INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS Corporate bodies, institutions, partnership firms, sole proprietary concerns in their business names etc. Admittance Fee = Rs. 100/-Plus Contribution as shown below The authorized representative shall enjoy all the privileges of the Ordinary Members plus the following, as the case may be.
INSTITUTIONAL MEMBERS
[Sub-categories]
Institutional Donor XY[Such as 5K, 25K, 5L, 1M] A one-time contribution, in rounded thousands, of Rs. 1,000/- or more. A Gratitude Letter and SPRAT's Advance Fee Coupons for 10% of sum received from time to time. Voting Rights proportionate to corpus received till previous year-end
Institutional Supporter XY[Such as 5K, 25K, 1L] A one-time contribution of Rs. 1,000/- plus a commitment to make an annual contribution, in rounded thousands, of Rs. XY A Gratitude Letter and SPRAT's Advance Fee Coupons for 10% of sums received from time to time. Voting Rights proportionate to corpus received till previous year-end
Institutional Maintainer XY[Such as 5H, 1K, 5K, 1L] A one-time contribution of Rs. 1,000/- plus a commitment to make a monthly contribution of Rs. XY A Gratitude Letter and SPRAT's Advance Fee Coupons for 10% of sums received from time to time. Voting Rights proportionate to corpus received till previous year-end
AFFILIATE MEMBERS Non-profit societies, trusts, NGOs, etc. sharing the objectives of SPRAT Admittance Fee = Rs. 100/- Annual fee = Rs. 1,000/- Voting by authorized nominees. All the rights and privileges available to Ordinary Members.
HONORARY MEMBERS Prominent individuals of great standing and repute invited as a mark of recognition and honour Membership by invitation for limited period. No fee, nor a formal application required. All the privileges as the Ordinary Members, but they shall not contest for, nor hold any office; to remain non-partisan.
GENERAL TERMS

  • These rules are subject to change at any time in accordance with the Charter as in force from time to time
  • Categories: The present categories of members are: Virtual Member [also known as Nominal Member], Associate Member [also known as Temporary Member], Ordinary Member, Patron Member [sub-categories], Institutional Member [sub-categories], Affiliate Member, Honorary Member
  • Life Membership: The Annual membership of Ordinary, Institutional and Affiliate Members may, at Society's discretion, be converted to Life Membership [10-years] upon payment of ten year's fee in advance
  • Discretion: All admission to each type of membership shall be the sole discretion of the Society. The Society may discontinue, suspend or terminate or modify the terms of certain memberships
  • Voting Rights: Ordinary Members will carry one vote each. However, voting rights of Patron, Affiliate and Institutional Members may vary according to their contribution etc. Virtual and Associate Members are not entitled to vote and participate in governance of the Society
  • Admission: Application in the prescribed form is required for all categories of membership except Virtual and Honorary. Virtual Members may sign up on SPRAT's website electronically. Ordinarily all applications shall be disposed off within 60 days, solely at the Society's discretion.
  • Subscription / Fee and Dues: All membership dues are payable in advance for a financial year in full before the end of two months from the first day. The Membership application is invalid unless the requisite Admission Fee is paid. The Society may change the admission and the annual fee at any time. Non-payment or delayed payments of fees / dues may entail disqualifications.
  • Fee Coupons: Are valid for three years from the date of issue, subject to the participant's eligibility to the program.

 

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